Oprah Winfrey competence have late her namesake speak show, and her OWN TV network competence be struggling by her standards, but she’s still peerless.

The daytime fable surfaced Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a row, earning $165 million from May 2011-May 2012.

Guess looming on Keeping Up With the Kardashians wasn’t career suicide. Coming in at #2 on the Forbes list is someone you competence not expect.

Gabby Douglas and Oprah Winfrey

The repository listed Michael Bay in second with $160 million during that period, mostly on the strength of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

After his twofer of War Horse and Tintin, Steven Spielberg took the third mark with $130 million in revenue, most of that came from residuals.

Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer netted $115 million, pleasantness of some-more than $1 billion in sales from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

With his brand new reconstitute of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer entrance down the pipeline, design him to stay on this list.

Rounding out the tip 5 earners was rapper / writer Dr. Dre, who raked in $110 million, most of it from his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

Other celebs creation the tip 10: Tyler Perry, Howard Stern and Simon Cowell. Britney Spears, at #20, was the second-highest earning woman.

Oprah Winfrey: I’m a Messenger…

During her contention with reporters at yesterday’s Television Critics Association press debate talked about the rising of OWN. At length.

The host went off about her purpose in the star and how she doesn’t let herself watch TV. For what reason? Read for yourself…

Oprah Winfrey Interview

What is she all about?
The elaborating of alertness is unequivocally what I’m about, but I’m not revelation people that’s what it is. All of us have been here to turn some-more of who we are, of who you unequivocally were innate to be. Every singular one of us in this room has that. That is how we have been all equal, since I was innate to be who the author intended, either you hold in the author or not.

Whatever you hold put you here, you were innate to perform the top countenance of which coming. That is my idea as my personal self and it is additionally my idea to assistance alternative people see which in themselves. I entirely assimilate which this height which I have been since is a gift.

Why doesn’t she watch TV?
I do not wish all which appetite entrance in to my space; I wish to carry out the appetite entrance in to my space.

What is her purpose in the universe?
After The Color Purple, I schooled which God can mental condition a bigger mental condition for you than you can mental condition for yourself. I try to live in which space which is the universe’s mental condition for me, the bigger dream. As you listened me contend to Barbara Walters, my request is: make use of me.

I see myself unequivocally as a follower for a summary which is larger than myself. The summary is: You can. You can. You can. You can do and you can be and you can grow and it can get improved and it doesn’t make a difference where you were innate or who your mom was or how most doctorate degrees you did have or your family had or your father had. It doesn’t matter. You can. You can do.

For the big O, it’s time to go.

During tomorrow’s broadcast, Oprah Winfrey will strictly make known the finish of her network radio speak show. Its last airdate will be Sep 9, 2011.

“Tomorrow, Oprah will make known live on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she has motionless to finish what is arguably one of the many popular, successful and fast programs in radio history,” Tim Bennett, the President of Harpo productions, wrote in a statement.

Bennett sent out the minute in sequence to forestall affiliates from being repelled at the announcement.

“Before she speaks to her constant viewers, we longed for to share her preference initial with you – the valued partners for some-more than dual decades,” he wrote.


Of course, Winfrey is doubtful to leave radio altogether.

It’s been rumored for weeks that the idol will take the gabfest to her formerly voiced wire channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), that additionally launches in 2011.

Will you skip her on network TV?